Provided clarity on the opportunity for LEAs to apply for flexibility to implement a student-centered funding system as part of a pilot authorized by section 1501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With this flexibility, LEAs can combine eligible federal funds with state and local funds to create a single, student-centered funding system. In the context of the pilot, a student-centered funding system is a system based on weights that allocate substantially more funding for students from low-income families, English learners, and other educationally disadvantaged student groups. The Department can approve not more than 50 LEAs to participate in this pilot.
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